Costuming in Seattle

(An Historical Costuming Club)

Happenings

Welcome to a comprehensive list of Historical Costuming Events, Dress-up Opportunities, and Educational gatherings!

 

If you are part of another Historical Costuming group anywhere between Vancouver BC Canada and Portland Oregon, or east into Idaho and you know of a gathering coming up, please send a note to: Secretary “at” SITUSeattle.com

DECEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

Miss Bennet:
Christmas at Pemberley

Nov. 24, 2018
2pm Matinee

Ring in the Holiday Season, Regency StyleTake a peek at a fun outing with special pricing for SITU Members and Non-Members!

OCTOBER 2018

SITU Fall Event:

“Churchill’s Club”

Oct. 20, 2018 
12:30 – 5:30pm

Save the date!  Details are forth coming.
Attire will be 1920’s to 1955.  Stay tuned…

SEPTEMBER 2018

SITU 2018 Costume Sale! 

Sep. 22, 2018 

This is poised to be our Best Sale Ever!  Please visit our webpage for full details.

Croquet in The Park 

Sep. 08, 2018 

Step into Autumn as we wave a fond farewell to Summer.  Join Lady Victoria of Essex in a spirited game of croquet!  Bring a picnic. Here are the details…

AUGUST 2018

LeMay Marymount

Le May Cars at Marymount

Aug. 25, 2018

This is a Dress-up Opportunity organize by Lady Victoria of Essex.  If you have interest in the car show and would like to enter for FREE, you must contact her directly for details:
LadyVictoria “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com

Centennial Celebration of WWI

Aug. 11, 2018 

Please visit the Soos Creek Botanical Gardens.  You’ll experience a guided tour of the gardens, live music, and a presentation by historical reenactor, Tames Alan.  Click for details…

NW Colonial Festival

Aug. 9-12, 2018 

George Washington Inn, 9393 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, WA. Four days of colonial reenactments, period artisans, militia, redcoats, lots of kids’ activities, and colonial demonstrations – there’s nothing else like it in the northwest. Each day the “shot heard ‘round the world” in 1775 is heard right here on the estate as the militia and redcoats reenact the Battle on Lexington Green and the Battle for Concord Bridge. Sword duels, a British court martial, colonial dance, and other educational activities occur throughout the day, and afternoon tea is again served on the inn’s oceanfront veranda. A variety of living historians join us for this amazing event, including George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. The fife and drum corps provide period music throughout the weekend. One ticket provides admission to all four days of the festival.

Point person:  Stephen Pierce
Website:
https://colonialfestival.wordpress.com/ticket/

JULY 2018

SITU Summer Event:
All British Field Meet

Sat Jul 21,2018
10a – 3p  FREE

Luxury.  Sleek. Nimble. Quality.  Like none-other.  Such is the description of the legend of British automobiles!  This summer, join fellow SITU Members and friends at the All British Field Meet.  Come dressed in your favorite era attire.  Visit our webpage for this gathering.
http://costuminginseattle.com/all-british-field-meet-situ-summer-event  

Point Person:
Lady Victoria of Essex
LadyVictoria “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com
(SITU President)

Hawaii Tea!

Sat Jul 21, 2018
$12.00 Seniors
$15.00 Adults
(Event has sold out but is taking a waitlist.)

Soos Creek Botanical Gardens

Point person:  Jane
253-631-3105
JaneG1970 “at” gmail

Website:
http://www.sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org/

WRS Summer Picnic

Sat Jul 15, 2018
10:30a – 3p  $7.00

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499

Point person:  Ruth
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1367517583394766/

JUNE 2018

Fairyfest

Jun 21-24, 2018
10a – 4p  $7.00

Come see fairies of all ages at Lakewold Gardens 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Wa. 98499. Sharp eyes will spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature’s wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike.

Point Person: Candice
Secretary “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com

(SITU Member)

Old Garden Roses

Jun 17, 2018
12p – 4p  FREE

Old Garden Roses Display
Dress optional or 1850-1910

Antique Rose Farm, 12220 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, WA (360) 568-1919

You will see and smell rare and interesting roses not commonly seen except in exclusive private gardens and in Europe such as Albas, Gallicas, Chinas, Teas, Bourbons and other types of roses not sold in today’s local nurseries. Some of these were the roses of the ancient Romans, crusaders, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. Others were familiar to the Moguls and Chinese, Japanese and Korean rulers of old. During the Rose Display, the Antique Rose Farm opens one of their private gardens so you can see these rare roses in their natural state.

Point Person: Margaret

OldRosen “at” gmail “dot” com
(SITU Member)

MAY 2018

SITU Spring Event:
Lady Windermere’s Fan

Sat May 19, 2018

Sold OUT!!!  To be waitlisted, please contact:
Treasurer “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com

Mother’s Day Tea

Sun May 20, 2018
1pm +

Annual tea held in honor of mothers.  THIS year, it is moving ot be held at the Seattle Scottish Rite Center, 1207 N 152nd St, Seattle, WA  98133

Tickets need to be pre-paid as they will NOT be accepting cash at the door.  Anticipate cost to be $10-$20.  Final price will be posted here when we know for certain.

Point person:  Sharon
sharon “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com
(SITU Member)

A Taste of Women’s History

Sat May 12, 2018  $15

Lecture and tasting. Explore the history and try the recipes of the 1908 Washington State Women’s (Suffragette) Cookbook.Get ready for Mother’s Day and learn about women’s history, Victorian etiquette and more with Green River College history professor Dr. Michelle Marshman. This unique perspective on women’s history will ensure some laughs and possibly a tear as we honor trailblazers and sample some of the cookbook’s recipes. A great program to bring your mom, grandmother, sister or best friend! Wear a fancy hat and be entered into a raffle to win a one year family membership to the Museum! Samples may include: Tomato Aspic, Cheese Straws, Pineapple Sponge, Bread Pudding, Fruit Punch.
www.wrvmuseum.org

Point person: Margaret
OldRosen “at” gmail “dot” com

West Seattle Garage Sale

Sat May 12, 2018

 

Wreath Throw by The Sherlock Holmes Society-The Sound of the Baskervilles (SOB)

Sat May 5, 2018  

11:30a + “Dutch treat”

Commemorate the battle between Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls but without the trouble of a trip to Switzerland!

Meet in the Tumwater Falls Park, just south of Falls Terrace Restaurant along the Deschutes River, in Tumwater.

At 11:30 a.m. we’ll HAVE A DUTCH-TREAT LUNCH (LIMITED SEATING. RSVP to:
oldrosen”at”gmail”dot”com (REQUIRED BY MAY 3rd), AND THEN walk from there to the Falls for the wreath throw, photos and champagne toast.

  •  Stairs are involved.  
  • Wear Victorian/Edwardian dress.  
  • SITU members welcome. 
  • Call for driving directions.

Point person: Margaret
OldRosen “at” gmail “dot” com

APRIL 2018

SITU University Presents:

Vintage Ties – Get Yourself Into Knots!

Sat April 28, 2018

Don’t know the difference between a “Windsor” and a “4-In-Hand” type tie knot? Does your neck tie knot look like it could be improved? Do you know how to tie an Ascot or a Bowtie? Then this Workshop is for you! SITU-University is pleased to present a Workshop with the gentleman’s needs in mind.
Details click here….

You’ve Come a Long Way! 

Wed  Apr 25, 2018  7pm  $20  

Historical, educational, and hysterical – one costumed woman tells you like it WAS. Historic reenactor Tames Alan takes guests on a one-woman romp through some of the most important years in women’s history, 1912- 1927. This whirlwind performance includes four wardrobe changes and a lot of laughs for a night that should not be missed!

Point person: Margaret
OldRosen “at” gmail “dot”
(SITU Member)

Kitsap Museum & Port Orchard Tea

Sat  Apr 14, 2018  12pm  $20 Members $25 Non Members

Visit the Kitsap History Museum and learn from their exhibit “Stylish History: 100 Years of Women’s Accessories” near the Bremerton Ferry dock at 280 4th Street in downtown Bremerton. Adult admission price to the museum is only 4 dollars, each visitor will pay their own admission fee. The Grey House Café will welcome us to Afternoon Tea at 2:00 p.m. Washington Regency Society educators will prepare a small presentation about Women’s Accessories of the Regency Period. The café is about a half hour’s drive away from downtown Bremerton around the Sinclair Inlet. If you are coming directly to Port Orchard from Seattle you have the option of the Bremerton ferry or the Fauntleroy/Southworth ferry, if coming from Olympia or other places south you can travel over the Kitsap Peninsula on highway 101 or use the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Must register at website.

Point person:  Agnes Gawne  (SITU Member)
http://waregency.org/event-listing/?event_id=155 

JASNA Luncheon

Sat  Apr 8, 2018  12pm  $25 Members, $40 Non-Members  

The Jane Austen Society will be holding a luncheon at the beautiful women’s club (where SITU held the Winter Event “Carnevale di Venezia”) which is quite a lavish setting.  

Point person:  Julie (SITU Member)
Program “at” AustenPS “dot” com

Suffer For Beauty: Women’s History revealed through undergarments

Daily through June 17th, 2018  White River History Museum.
FIRST Thursday = FREE!

White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA. Over one-hundred forty years ago, women laced themselves into tight-fitting corsets and bustled their derrieres to achieve a curvaceous female form. Within decades, however, fashion designers replaced the voluptuous late Victorian hourglass with an androgynous female form. The new fashion figure was slender, long-limbed and flat-chested; the iconic flapper silhouette was born.

Every age has its own ideas about beauty and the fashion that adorns our bodies. Suffer for Beauty explores changing ideals of female beauty by looking at foundations of the female form, 1870-1970: undergarments and the accouterments that helped women in their effort to attain the elusive ideal of beauty—which in so many ways reflects the roles of women in the society of their time.

Would you like to go with someone?  Coordinate with the point person!

Point person: Margaret
OldRosen “at” gmail “dot”
(SITU Member)

MARCH 2018

Parasol Recovery_CostumingInSeattle

SITU-U:
Parasol Re-covery 
Follow-up Workshop

Sat Mar 24, 2018  10am – 4pm

This workshop is specifically for those who had already attended Mary Laney’s class 4 years ago and never finished their parasol.

We’ll meet just south of Seattle for a day-long, hands-on gathering with the original ladies who started long ago, supporting each other along the way!

Visit our website to confirm your space.
If you’re not sure if you attended, don’t worry, our Treasurer will be sending you an email to prompt your memory.

http://costuminginseattle.com/parasol-recovery-ii

Victorian Festival

Fri-Sun  Mar 23-25, 2018  Port Townsend, WA.

In the past, a number of SITU Members and friends have participated in this gathering.  It is located in the historical Victorian town of Port Townsend, located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  We understand that there are new organizers involved this year, so we cannot offer details explanation of what you can expect. Please visit their info listed below.

www.vicfest.org

WRS Tea

Sat  Mar 10, 2018  3pm  Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada   $75 Canadian   

Members and friends of the Washingon Regency Society are traveling via Victoria Clipper (boat) to Victoria BC where they will be enjoying a High Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.  If you wish to participate, each of the costs will be made by each participant.  

Point Person/s: 
Cynthia Nordlund, 253.7564 &
Ruth Haring 360.459.2681
(SITU Members)

Muzzeloading & Arms & Pioneer Crafts Show

Sat/Sun  Mar 10/11, 2018  9a-5p & 9a-3p  
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA  $8 for adults.

They’ll have pre-1840 fabrics, clothing and all sorts of craft ideas. This is the biggest event of this kind around here.  14405 179th ave SE, Monroe, Washington 98272. 

Point person, Stephen Pierce (SITU Member)
CascadeMountainMen.com

Enchanted Forest Ball

Sat Mar 10, 2018  7:30p – 11p  $32.04 **Special SITU Pricing!

Contact person:  Lorien Fletcher  

St. David of Wales Hall,2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214

Dancing, a silent auction of desirable and magical artifacts, plus burlesque by Lacy’s Cabaret, and music by Three for Silver.A light, rustic buffet is included in your ticket price. TooleyBender Cider, Lagunitas Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

COSTUME BALL ATTIRE: Be a part of the glamour and magic of this event – dress in your best Fairytale or Folklore inspired attire. Costumes are admired but not required. You may also share in the magic by attending in formal wear.

https://enchantedforestball.brownpapertickets.com/ 

SITU Board Meeting

Wed, March 7, 2018 11am-2pm

Come see what SITU is all about.  We are heading into new waters with a fresh slate of Officers.  Give your input as to Events, Education, Gatherings.  Maybe you’d like some help putting together an Event?  Let’s talk!

For location information contact:
Secretary “at” SITUseattle “dot” com

January 2018

Wayne Wichern

SITU University Presents:

“Hat Decorating Workshop II!”

Saturday, Jan 27,2018 &
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Full details are now available!  You will want to visit our webpage to sign up.  

If you’d like to receive the Member Discount, you will want to sign up to be a member and take full advantage of discounts on other gatherings as well.   

SITU Fall Event:

“Fox Hunt!”

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Full details are now available!  You will want to visit our webpage to sign up.  

If you’d like to receive the Member Discount, you will want to sign up to be a member and take full advantage of discounts on other gatherings as well.  

Historical Costumers get together for quarterly Board Meetings

SITU Board Meeing:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

This meeting will be held in the Edmonds area.  If you wish to attend, please contact:
Secretary “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com

Costuming in Seattle_Working with Fur Workshop

SITU-U Presents:

“Fur 101” 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Special Workshop, open to SITU Members FIRST. 

To become a member in time to participate in this Workshop, please visit our webpage to join.

Costuming In Seattle_Art Nouveau

SITU Summer Event:

“Edwardian Whites and Art Nouveau Dreams”

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Full details will be forthcoming shortly.  It will be a potluck gathering at a private residence with beautiful gardens. If you’d like to participate and are not yet on our special email notification list, please email:

Treasurer “at” SITUSeattle.com 

Costuming In Seattle_Bastille Day

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Bastille Day” 

Friday, July 14, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate French Independence at Seattle’s Farmer’s Market.  We’ll meet at the “flying fish” monger, right near the entry of the market.  Please let Miss Cynthia know if you plan to attend so she knows to keep an eye open for you.  Cynthia “at” SITUSeattle .com

 

Costuming In Seattle_Lord Harris & Lady Victoria of Essex

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Centennial Celebrations – Hiram Chittenden Locks” 

Wednesday, July 9, 2017
11:00 – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the centennial of the opening day of Seattle’s Locks!  Bring a picnic lunch, your chair or blanket to sit upon.  Enjoy the Parade of Histoci Boats going thru the locks and music in park!

 

Costuming In Seattle_Garden House Seattle

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“New Deal Prohibition Picnic” 

Tuesday, July 8, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Enjoy an authentic jazz era experience among fellow lovers of the past. Bring your tea cups and dance shoes to a lawn party.  For more info and to make reservations, contact Miss Julie:
FabGabsVintage “at” gmail .com

 

CostumingInSeattle_July 4th at Meeker Mansion

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Independence Day Concert – Meeker Mansion” 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We’ll are headed to Puyallup to enjoy a live concert on the lawn of the Meeker Mansion.  Hotdogs and drinks are available for purchase, or bring your own picnic basket and a chair or blanket.  Please RSVP to:
Barb “at” SITUSeattle .com if you plan to attend so they can keep an eye out for you!

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Dance With A View” 

Monday, July 3, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Raffle.  Bring a picnic.  Dance.  Wear Edwardian, 1920’s or all-white.  Costume is not required.  SITU Point Person is Miss Bobbie.

SITU-U Presents:

“Ribbon Embroidery & Mainpulation” 

Saturday, June 18, 2017

Special Workshop, open to SITU Members FIRST. 

Click Here to read the full details!

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Women at Work…” 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

We’ll are headed to Auburn’s White River Museum for a docent-led presentation of their exhibit.

Click here to read the full details!

Costuming In Seattle_Schmidt House

SITU Dress-up Opportunity:

“Tumwater Historical Outing” 

Saturday, May 1, 2017

We’ll are headed south for a historical home tour, as well as a luncheon in Tumwater, WA.

Click here to read the full details!

SITU Spring Event:

“Day in The Country – Victorian/Edwardian Style!” 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Join in the fun planned for Saturday, April 29, 2017!  We’ll be headed north for some antiquing, followed by a late lunch at the Victorian home of our Uncles Don and George.

Click here to read the full details!

SITU-University Presents:

“Cloaks, Capes & Mantles”

Sunday, March 25, 2017
Special guest instructor is Miss Mary!  Presentation will cover late 18th century to early 20th century.  Be sure to reserve your seat now by visiting the webpage….

SITU Costume Sale!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Costume Sale originally held in October, was rescheduled to this year.  SITU Members will be allowed early entry and shopping.  Visit our webpage for more info.

SITU Winter Event:

“Carnevale di Venezia”

Sunday, January 28, 2017
Our Winter Event this year is based on the carnival spirit of Venice.  Visit
here for the opportunity to get your reservation.

Webpage edited by:

Lady Victoria of Essex

Updated:  March 13, 2018